noun \ mĕd’ĭ-sĭn \ any substance used to treat disease or restore and preserve health

Medicines don’t just come on prescription — they include prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines (herbal, natural, vitamins and supplements).

Medicines can be bought from a pharmacy, supermarket, health food store or the internet.

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A 3D rendering of a group of non-prescription medication items: a bottle of paracetemol, a nasal spray, an aerosol can of heat spray and a bottle of Echinacea. The purpose is to demonstrate that medicines can come in different forms and sometimes you may not even realise that what you are taking is actually a medicine.